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Sale or Distribution to Minors or Using Minors in Production

847.012 Harmful materials

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Under this statute:

  • A person may not knowingly sell, rent, or loan for monetary consideration to a minor any material that has images , audio, verbal descriptions or narratives of a sexually explicit nature and that is harmful to minors.
  • A person may not knowingly use a minor in the production of any sexually explicit material.
  • An adult may not knowingly distribute to a minor on school property, or post on school property, any sexually explicit material.

A person’s ignorance of a minor’s age, a minor’s misrepresentation of his or her age, a bona fide belief of a minor’s age, or a minor’s consent may not be raised as a defense in a prosecution for a violation of this section.

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Definitions for this statute

What to do

Sex offenses, especially those involving children, can result in harsh penalties if you are convicted of the crime.  If you or someone you know has or may be charged with a sex crime a qualified sex crimes lawyer should be contacted immediately.  No information should ever be given out to anybody without the presence of a lawyer. Speaking with law enforcement before consulting a lawyer can be a huge mistake even if you think it is the right thing to do.

There are many directions a case can go. To protect your rights and fight in your defense, a sex crimes lawyer is a necessary part of the process to ensure  the best outcome for your future.

Contact our offices for a complimentary consultation. Let us help you through this stressful and life altering event and seek justice on your behalf.